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Namibia FA Fined 5,000 USD By Confederation Of African Football

The Namibia Football Association (NFA) has been fined 5,000 U.S. dollars by the Confederation of African Football (CAF). NFA Secretary General Barry Rukoro on Thursday confirmed the fine, which came as a result of the...

Morocco To Host 2018 African Nations Cup

Morocco will host the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN), the country's Royal Football Federation (FRMF) announced on Sunday. The decision to give Morocco the hosting rights was taken at the Emergency Committee meeting of the...

Ballon d’Or Winner George Weah Leads Race To Become Liberian President

Legendary African footballer turned politician, George Manneh Weah, maintained his lead over Vice President Joseph Boakai as more provisional results from Liberia's presidential election were announced on Friday. If current results hold, they would contest a run-off...

Zambia Soccer Chief Appointed To FIFA Ethics Committee

The head of Zambia's soccer governing body has been appointed to a committee of the world soccer governing body dealing with ethics and compliance, the soccer body said on Friday.

FIFA Approves 48-Team World Cup Slots, Play-Off In Host Nation

Asia will have eight slots at the 48-team World Cup from 2026 onwards, and the five other confederations of the FIFA will also see increases, the FIFA council decided on Tuesday.

Chelsea Legend Drogba Parties Alongside West Indies Cricketer Chris Gayle In Dubai

It is party time for all the Chelsea fans and club legend Didier Drogba is in similar festive mood as he enjoys a drink with Chris Gayle.

For Every Drogba There Are Hundreds Of West African Football Hopefuls Who Struggle

Many young aspiring footballers in West Africa look at professional football like a global multibillion industry, as pathway out of poverty.

Nigeria Prepare For FIFA World Cup Qualifier Match Against Algeria

Nigeria have began to tune up on Monday for next Saturday's 2018 FIFA world cup qualifier against north African country Algeria.

FIFA prosecution is worth it, even if the big fish get away

The fellow journalists I pitied most at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa were the FIFA beat reporters. Charged with covering the governing body of the world’s most popular sport, they would dutifully...

US soft power triumphs in probe of Sepp Blatter’s corrupt casino

Soccer is truly the world’s sport. It is played and watched by more people across the globe than any other sport. Every four years, it is the center of global attention when the World Cup...

What the FIFA scandal really tells us – about the US

I have lived in the US for over three decades. And I have never seen soccer – that is, real “football” – dominate the front pages of US newspapers for so many days and...

Sepp Blatter’s FIFA exit opens door for prosecutors, reformers

Sepp Blatter’s surprise resignation as president of FIFA on Tuesday after 17 years of leading arguably the world’s most powerful sports organization came only days following a successful reelection in the teeth of a...

How FIFA (Via Interpol) Turned To Academia To Clean Up ‘The Beautiful Game’

Sepp Blatter has resigned his position as the head of FIFA as allegations of corruption swirled around him from media outlets around the world. His resignation follows a trying week in which FBI investigations...

Sepp Blatter and FIFA: looking back at what comes next

Editor’s note: FIFA President Sepp Blatter announced his resignation from the international soccer governing body on Tuesday, just days after he won a fifth four-year term in the face of corruption allegations. Since then,...
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FIFA, Blatter and Africa: a special relationship

On Tuesday, June 2, Sepp Blatter announced his intention to resign as FIFA president just four days after winning reelection to a fifth term — an electoral victory that simply could not have happened...
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Why Africa’s Sports Industry Needs To Step Up To The Plate

The Egyptian government recently took steps that have lead to football fans being labelled as terrorists. The arrest and detention of alleged members of the Ultras White Knights (UWK), a highly politicised supporters group...